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Puget Sound partnership
UWT a 'Bay Hero'
Philip Hall construction begins
Chancellor's annual address
UW Tacoma in the news
A growing campus: The challenge of expanding in the
a growing urban university, UW Tacoma faces an unusual
challenge: How does a campus expand when it doesn't
own the land it was intended to fill?
university is taking steps to address this problem and
acquire the remaining land in its 46-acre campus footprint
over the next several years. This winter, UW Tacoma
will ask the Legislature for $5.5 million to purchase
properties within the footprint. In addition, Gov. Gregoire
has included funding to purchase the remaining property
in her long-term capital budget.
more about UW Tacoma development
aerial view of UW Tacoma's 46-acre footprint, bounded
by Tacoma and Pacific avenues and 21st and 17th streets.
Puget Sound Partnership will have UW Tacoma link
by UW Tacoma faculty and students will play a role in
the work of the Puget Sound Partnership, a new state
agency charged with cleaning up Puget Sound. Gov. Chris
Gregoire announced in October that the Puget Sound Partnership
offices will be located in Tacoma’s Urban Waters
facility, a marine research center to be located on
the Foss Waterway that will also house UW Tacoma researchers.
facility is expected to become the headquarters of the
study and clean-up of Puget Sound pollution. With Puget
Sound Partnership, the state has set an ambitious goal:
To make Puget Sound “swimable, fishable and digable”
by the year 2020.
Chris Gregoire, left, and Chancellor Pat Spakes at
the Puget Sound Partnership announcement.
for a Healthy Bay names UW Tacoma a 'Bay Hero'
University of Washington Tacoma was among three universities
to receive Citizens for a Healthy Bay’s “Bay Hero
Award, Excellence in Environmental Education” for its
outstanding contributions to the health of Commencement Bay
and surrounding waters in South Puget Sound recently. UW Tacoma
was selected for the award based on its proposed Urban Waters
program now under development.
began in September on the $12.5 million, 20,000-square
foot William W. Philip Hall between the Walsh Gardner
and Cherry Parkes buildings. Foot traffic has been re-routed
in front of the Library for the duration of the project.
Construction is proceeding on schedule and the building
will open in fall 2008. In other campus construction
news, Thomas Hacker Architects have begun predesign
for the upcoming renovation of the Joy Building to provide
additional classroom and office space.
annual address calls for growth at UW Tacoma
Pat Spakes delivered her annual campus address Oct.
24, calling on UW Tacoma staff, faculty and students
to be prepared for rapid change as the campus grows.
UW Tacoma will play a key role in the Governor's
plan to increase the number of Washington residents
who earn bachelor's degrees, Spakes said.
ways to see the chancellor's address:
the text (Adobe PDF document)
Watch the video: Windows
Media or QuickTime
Tacoma in the news
and projects of interest to the UW Tacoma community.
Lawless, a UWT alum and new director of the Milgard School's
Center for Corporate Leadership and Social Responsibility,
was profiled in a Q&A in The
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